Sometimes it takes years to make connections in your head, and then things go "ping!" and you wonder why you hadn't thought of that before? So it was when I realized that I, and other artists I knew, seemed to be working around issues that might be seen to connect with the 1984 sci-fi film "2010: the year we made contact" and its predecessor "2001: a Space Odyssey". Also for Nottingham Studios, after seven years of graft and disappointments, the subtitle "the year we made contact" now seems apt. So, in the last weeks of 2010, I thought I'd put some of these artists together and see what happens - perhaps they'll go stratospheric - "boom!"
"My God - it's full of stars!"
Michael Bowdidge - sound
Graham Lester George - photography
Agnese Blythe-Godley - photography
Mik Godley - iPod prints
Marcus Hammond - painting (in association with BendInTheRiver)
Steve Ingman - painting
Charles Monkhouse - digital print
Yelena Popova - installation
DJ Pushpaw - DJ set
Irene Rogan - installation
Marek Toblewski - painting
21st November – 12th December 2010
Preview Sunday 21st November 2 – 6pm
Wednesdays 12 – 8pm, Thursdays – Saturdays 12 – 6pm, Sundays 12 – 5pm
5 Smithy Row, Exchange Arcade, The Exchange Building, Nottingham NG1 2DD, UK
"2010: the year we made contact" is produced with the generous assistance of Nottingham Studios Ltd and the New Art Exchange, and in association with Sideshow - fringe to "British Art Show 7: in the days of the comet".
Nottingham Studios acknowledges support from Arts Council England, Nottingham City Council, New Art Exchange, DTZ, Shell Pension Trustees and Foyle Foundation
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